Creating value through innovation

Our business enables growers to meet ever-growing demand for food and other plant-based resources such as biofuels. Demand is rising: both for greater quantity, driven primarily by population growth, and for higher quality, driven by rising affluence and changing diets.

These needs must be met without putting further pressure on resources that are already overstretched. We help farmers rise to the challenge through innovation rooted in our deep understanding of crops and the needs of growers worldwide.

The resources we depend on

  • Financial capital
  • People and the intellectual property they create
  • Chemical, biological, genetic and computational sciences
  • Natural resources
  • Facilities and services
  • Local communities
  • Laws and regulations

What we do

Research and development

What we do

  • Crop protection discovery and innovation
  • Advanced seed breeding
  • Addressing insect, fungus, weed and environmental stress on crops

Who we work with

  • Scientists and universities
  • Research institutions
  • Farmers and suppliers
  • NGOs
  • Agricultural extension service


What we do

  • Active ingredients
  • Intermediates
  • Formulation, fill and packaging
  • Seed production

Who we work with

  • Chemical suppliers
  • Toll manufacturers
  • Seed supply farms
  • Lawn and Garden supply chain


What we do

  • Product management
  • Crop-based offers
  • Marketing, sales and distribution

Who we work with

  • Growers
  • Distributors
  • Demonstration farms
  • Processors and the food chain
  • Agronomists
  • Agricultural extension services
  • Technology providers

Supporting activities

What we do

  • Stewardship
  • Product registration
  • Health, Safety, Environment, Quality and Security
  • Technology and engineering
  • Multi-stakeholder dialogue

Who we work with

  • Industry associations
  • NGOs and IGOs

What we create – Products, services and solutions

What we create diagram


  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • Seedcare
  • Seeds
  • Traits


  • Cereals
  • Corn
  • Diverse field crops
  • Rice
  • Soybean
  • Specialty crops
  • Sugar cane
  • Vegetables
  • Lawn and Garden

Adjacent technologies

  • Nutrients
  • Financial services
  • Information systems

The value we provide

  • Return on investment for growers and shareholders
  • Food, feed, fuel and fiber
  • Sustainable intensification of agriculture to provide food security
  • Grower and customer satisfaction
  • Sustainable production
  • Development of our people and partners along the value chain
  • Economic value shared with employees, suppliers, governments and communities
  • Collective wellbeing of communities
  • Stimulating research and sharing knowledge
At a glance